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  • Summary: Mariah Mundi's world is torn apart when his brother Felix gets kidnapped from the streets of Victorian London. Mariah unites with the strange adventurer Captain Charity and takes off in pursuit. The trail leads to the Prince Regent, a majestic hotel filled with sinister villains, child-catching creatures, and an extraordinary box that turns everything to gold. Mariah, with the help of the illusive Charity, must discover the secrets of the hotel, save his brother, and unravel the truth behind his parents' disappearance. Expand
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: R. Kurt Osenlund
    Jan 7, 2014
    50
    The film gradually reveals a lot of unsavory motives, which ultimately deflate the buoyant virtues on which the film had blithely coasted.
  2. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    Jan 10, 2014
    50
    Meh and double meh on this movie. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
  3. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Jan 9, 2014
    50
    Boasting uncommonly handsome production values and a stellar cast, the awkwardly titled The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box nonetheless feels like a stillborn attempt at a franchise starter.
  4. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Jan 9, 2014
    50
    After a decent if formulaic setup, the story bogs down in dull midsection intrigue, and helmer Jonathan Newman doesn’t deliver as much excitement as expected in the climactic stretch.
  5. Reviewed by: Bruce Ingram
    Jan 9, 2014
    50
    There simply isn’t a whole lot of excitement being generated in this lackluster family adventure, though it tries oh so very hard.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Jan 9, 2014
    38
    "The Misadventurer" is more like it.
  7. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Jan 23, 2014
    25
    For being a kids-centric film, the picture is relatively slow and joyless.
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  1. Jan 16, 2014
    9
    This film is a good old fashioned adventure film. Set in the 19 th century, it takes a happy academic family and tears it apart. Following the disappearance of their mother and father, Mariah Mundi ( Aneurin Barnard) and his younger brother Felix (Xavier Atkins) are chased by two villains, who make a great criminal double act, leading to Felix also being captured. Mariah is then aided by a family friend, Will Charity (Michael Sheen) to track down his brother whilst also looking for an antique weapon of mass destruction, the Midas Box. The path leads to the Prince Regents Hotel run by the enigmatic Otto Luger (Sam Neill) where the solution to the mystery lies. This film might not go onto win awards, but is is entertaining, and certainly worth watching. Great performances from all cast including the smaller roles, Mellor Caron as Mariah's companion, Sacha, is a worthy assistant, and Xavier Atkins gives a great performance as the annoying younger brother who goes through some serious danger as his world collapses. Aneurin Barnard gives a measured performance. Michael Sheen certainly helps to give life to all scenes in which he appears and Sam Neill is excellent as the master criminal. I would recommend seeing this film. Expand